The Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution

by Mary Collins

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Children's Literature - Kathleen Karr
The long running "Cornerstones of Freedom" series offers another of its short, illustrated essays-this time on the venerable Smithsonian. While this is basically a guide to the fifteen museums and National Zoo under the Smithsonian umbrella, it also includes a glossary, index and useful timeline. The best part of the book is the opening introduction on Smithson himself and his unexpected bequest to a country he never visited. Several early photos showing the jam-packed offices of scientists at work are also amusing. They give special meaning to the term "the Nation's Attic-" and a period feel for what museums used to look like.

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Scholastic Library Publishing
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Cornerstones of Freedom Series
Product dimensions:
7.88(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.25(d)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

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